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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 27, 2009 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

I gotta tll ya man, I kind of had the same opinion about Feet until I saw them. I never would have gone if I didn't live up here in the land of few to no shows. So I went and they tore the roof off. Would I DL the new version or buy new albums? No. But I'd definately see them again. Do you go to live shows anymore? If so what?

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: Apr 27, 2009 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

I probably need to lighten up a bit.
I am proud of Phil and the boys for rockin' hard on a long tour. That shit ain't easy. Sorry BD 'bout the Ryan comments, perhaps i'll re-investigate.
Man, I wish I could say there was a band out there that knocked my socks off. I guess i'm either too picky or getting too old for the live stuff.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 27, 2009 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

Wilco is one of the few "newer" bands that can do it live for me. I really, really like them with Nels Cline on guitar.

...but i do know what you mean re live acts "knocking" your socks off....




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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 27, 2009 8:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

Alright, well thanks Rob, BD and all the rest for the insights and tidbits on lineups...I just haven't been paying attn til lately so this is all new to me.

I have a handful of shows over 35 yrs that really impressed me. One was a Kingfish show, another was the DEAD in GGPark in 75; then Winwood only a few yrs ago, and Jimmy Cliff (though in a kinda lowkey way); plus, a Jerry Riopelle and John Stewart show in the 70s...but out of the dozens and dozens I went to, really only those few and a couple I am forgetting knocked my socks off.

Hoping for that with Winwood and Claption in June, BD!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 27, 2009 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

http://www.ericclapton.com/product/eric-clapton-and-steve-winwood-live-madison-square-garden-limited-edition-2cd2dvd

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 28, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

now there's one that REALLY surprised me. Saw a crossroads or some such on PBS with Clapton and Winwood, I think it predated their last tour. Anyway sounded every bit as fresh as the original Blind Faith. I was very surprised and impressed. I always wondered why Winwood had to fall and stay in overproduced pop land, such a great voice.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 28, 2009 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

Me too. On all counts. Really enjoyed that on PBS as well.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2009 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead' [FOR WT - get excited; it's this good]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-SFgkVlno&;feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F3czhKWc9U&;feature=related

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 28, 2009 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

hey buddy! good to see you. hope all is well

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Apr 27, 2009 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

If you have any interest in funk and soul, check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Most fun I've ever had at a show. You can still catch them at smaller venues (less than 5000 capacity). Here's a clip to getcha going:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5oWJEJBmxE

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 27, 2009 10:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

I know what you mean dirtybuck. When you've been a part of the GD magic it kind of ruins it for just about everything else huh? That would be the only downside I guess, searching for the sound. But there are some worthwhile bands out there imo, at least for me. Wilco, as BD mentioned, is probably my favorite current band. Also always enjoy Los Lobos, Ween ( although neve have seen them live )put on a helluva show. There's others out there.

Oh and BD - I need to send you some Wilco BEFORE Nels but after Jay Bennett. I'm not the only rabid fan who thinks their more sparse sound served the songs way better. Nothing against Nels, I like him too ( not AS much as you though ).

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2009 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

a great live band is my morning jacket. I saw them at bonnaroo in 2006 and knew nothing about them and they blew me away. harder to do when you don't know the first song by a band.

and mudcrutch was one of the best shows i've seen in years, but those guys have a few shows under their belt...

and wilco before nels. i understand more focus on songs, it's just that i consider nels a top 10 guitarist at the moment. his show with bill frissel out here was great

and the closest thing i've experienced to the gd audience vibe in years is several pearl jam shows over the past handful of years. long, varied sets night after night with the crowd singing along on most every word and touring to tour - not pushing a specific product. if folks can get past their mtv heyday, they'll realize that is a band that puts on a hell of a show.

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2009-04-28 15:19:50

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 28, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

ah yeah, Mudcrutch. I'm glad you reminded me that I need to buy that album. Dug the hell out of what I've heard so far. Love the back to basics approach. I always have respected Petty even if I don't like all of his " hits"

Pearl Jam - man I just can't get past some things. First off Vedder has a great voice but just turns me off, always has. Here are a couple of other prejudices I have - when they were sueing ticketmaster ( and this is way before they were as shady as they are now )they never, as far as I know, offered their fans an alternative. I remember thinking, why can't they just stick it to them and do mail order and really be " alternative" like the good ol GD? The second was that concert they did in Golden Gate Park with Neil where Vedder was sick and it was all Neil ( which I would of been happy with also have on tape btw ). I heard that they CHARGED for that show? Could that be possible? Charging for a show in Golden gate Park, that should always be free? The more I think of it the more I think maybe that was a lie I heard and shouldn't hold that against them?

Not so much audience but musical magic - when I saw Kimock up here in 02 or whatever it was 01, there was more than one time where I had that " woah! what just happened and how'd we get there" moments. One of the only times I've experienced that other than GD.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2009 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

The new Kimock outfit is getting good reviews; I bet it would be fun because it has some of my favorite elements of JGB in the latter years.

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/17588/Steve-Kimock-Crazy-Engine-03.28.09-S.F.

BTW, Kimock DOES sing....

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 28, 2009 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

''This was followed by a momentous first-ever: to close the first set, the band ripped through Larry Williams' "Slow Down," with Kimock on lead vocals! Kimock has rarely sung on stage before, and this new development makes one wonder why, as he has a pretty good voice!''

ok so he DOES sing...just vary rarely. and Im sure if he was too play with the dead he WOULDN'T sing.....

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2009 8:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead'

Oh, I agree. I was surprised as hell to see that in the review. Then again, they didn't make it sound like Melvin could really handle the reins...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2009 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' the Dead' - more artists to see now

Lucinda Williams. Her guitarist, Doug Pettibone, is great. I'm a sucker for her sound. Saw her twice in past year and a half at Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Great show each time.

Also, those that have never seen Richard Thompson live owe to it yourself to check him out.


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